Fagabe Olufemi Ademola is his real name but fondly and popularly known as Omobaba. He is a talented comedian, comic actor, a musician and a successful businessman.
He was born into the family of seven, went to school like any normal privileged child. Omobaba revealed that his growing up was fun because according to him, he was allowed to do virtually all things for himself from childhood except negative things, most importantly to respect, love and fear God.
Omobaba holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University.
Omobaba kick-started his career in secondary school as Afrobeat gospel singer under a band he set up. Owe to the disappointment he got at the initial stage in music, he dropped and started stand-up comedy.
Omobaba began comedy professionally some years back and was part of the Nite of A Thousand Laughs, a show that shot him to limelight and made him a household name in the Nigerian comedy business.
The highly creative and talented Nigerian comedian has a magnetic personality which easily wins for women. His comedy skits are full of witty sayings, hilarious and inspiring enough to make people laugh and forget their woes momentarily. His comedy is widely viewed globally.
The seasoned comedian revealed in an interview with Encomium Weekly, that being a comedian was most fulfilling as he has been able to associate with the most important figures in the society. It has opened doors of opportunity, financially and morally and today he is a changed person with many looking up to him as a role model.
In 2013, Omobaba started a comedy programme meant for working class at Rodizio Bar & Lounge just to unknot their tie with Omobaba No. 1 and he said it has been very fulfilling and rewarding, pocketwise.
Aside comedy, Omobaba is a musician. He is a talented singer and plays multiple instruments like drums, piano, guitar among others. He also doubles as a songwriter.
He has collaborated with notable Nigeria’s music stars such as Terry G, G.T. the Guitarman, Sound Sultan, the late rap star DaGrin among others.
Omobaba has released several singles, some of which at times poke fun at society. One of such songs which went viral upon release was: “There is God O” ft Patience Jonathan (wife of former President of Nigeria).
Omobaba is also a good comic actor. He has featured in several Nollywood movies making social commentary on contemporary issues which have received wide acceptance.
Aside comedy business, Omobaba is into interior decoration and a contractor. He paints and draws for friends and family when he has the time.
Omobaba is a recipient of several prestigious awards both within and outside Nigeria.
His Role Models
Omobaba cited Ali Baba and the late Muhammed Danjuma as his role models for making many Nigerian comedians to see the light of the business and giving them the opportunity to join them.
Omobaba happily married the love of his life, Omotoyosi. The union is blessed with lovely children.
He however stated that his ideal woman has the qualities of a mother, that can stand on her own, passionate about kids and one who knows the value of womanhood.
Omobaba has positioned himself strategically in Nigerian comedy and other segments of the entertainment industry, thrilling the corporate world and making huge fortune with an estimated net worth of about $600,000 dollars.